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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Swampcandy

Recommended if you like: Black Keys, Reverend Gary Davis, Jack White

Story behind your band/artist name: We wanted something Dirty and sweet just like the music we play.

Band Members: Ruben Dobbs- Lead Vox, Slide and Acoustic Guitar.... Joey Mitchell- Upright and Electric Bass, Kick Drum.... Part-time Members Dominic Fragman- Drums, Backing Vox.... Gina Cottey- Backing and Lead Vox

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : We have done several shows in DC over the years we are based in Annapolis just a few miles down the road.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Our bassist Joey Mitchell and drummer Dominic Fragman have played and or recorded with Mend the Hollow (Jimi Davies) and Brent and Co. Ruben Dobbs the lead singer found 3 tickets for 3 different parking infractions on his car after playing a Dupont Circle gig. Joey also received a police escort to play at a marathon in D.C.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We are hard touring gigging band the plays on average 250 shows a year. We tour the UK once a year and also travel from Maine to Key West and beyond. We are currently working on a live album and a studio release and currently have 5 previous releases.

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Main Genre: Folk

Other Genres: Americana, Delta Blues, Stomp, Boogie, Whiskey Eatin' Pig Drinkin' American Music